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Border Bait Fire?


LOWFisherman

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Drove by border bait today and it appears they had a fire recently? anyone know anything?

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I talked to Kim Monday and it is believed to have started when a cooler compressor over heated and started the fire. The back area behind the bathroom did burn through the outside wall of the building and the inside was a total loss do to the smoke. They had just finished the addition and were ready for the Ice Season. Hopefully they can get it cleaned up and be ready in a month or so.. We wish them "Good Luck" in being back in business soon..

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  • 5 weeks later...

Drove by there today. All of the burned/charred portions of the building have been removed and fresh studded walls are starting to be put up.

Looks like about 1/3 of the building was ruined, and that looked to be the bait shop part. Everything from the door North looks like it will be rebuilt.

Not sure of the timing for completion. Hopefully soon - ice is right around the corner.

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Looking good. The rebuilt part is 2' higher and wider. Has 2 walk-in doors facing the gas pumps. It is 90% shingled and has tyvex on it but was not sided yet. There is also another small addition on the SE side like there was before. Too much going on there so didn't want to stop and get in the way to look inside.

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  • 4 weeks later...

i believe they were shooting to be open this weekend. we made a delivery there this week at work

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